Oualidia is less well known than the resort of Essaouira, which lies some 100 miles to the south. As a consequence, this is a quiet destination, away from the crowds, with a scattering of luxury hotels.
A 7 mile spit of land creates a calm saltwater lagoon with a single narrow opening to the sea. Sheltered from the Atlantic winds, the lagoon teems with bird life. Not surprisingly the seafood here is first rate and oysters are a local speciality. Oualidia is just a 3 hour drive from Marrakech so can be easily combined with a holiday in that vibrant city.
Flight time: Marrakech is the main international gateway. British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryan Air and Thomson have frequent direct flights from London to Marrakech. There are also direct flights to Casablanca and Fez, and a more extensive service with Royal Air Maroc to other airports within Morocco.
Language: Moroccan Arabic is the official language. It is significantly different from classical and modern Arabic.
Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from the embassy
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.
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